Four former LSU football players -- including 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu and ex-quarterback Jordan Jefferson -- were arrested Thursday and charged with possession of marijuana, law enforcement sources told WAFB's Jim Shannona Kiran Chawla.
Mathieu and Jefferson were charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana, Karnell Hatcher was charged with 2nd Offense Simple Possession of Marijuana and Derrick Bryant is charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Baton Rouge police confirmed. All four men will be booked into to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Police said a search of the apartment found a marijuana grinder, digital scale and 10 bags of high grade marijuana. 7 of the bags were found inside Bryant's book sack, police said.
Mathieu was dismissed from the LSU football team earlier this year after what sources said was multiple failed drug tests. He has remained enrolled at LSU and said he hoped to return to the team next season. Jefferson started at quarterback in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game. Hatcher and Bryant both played defensive back.